The American Chemical Society is looking for a Project Coordinator to join the C&EN BrandLab Team within the Publications Division.
Division and Unit Overview
C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) produces authoritative, award-winning journalism about the world of chemistry, including coverage of recent advances in research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. It is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and is widely considered one of the major benefits of membership. C&EN BrandLab, a part of the C&EN Media Group, is an award-winning custom content studio that offers branded-content services to C&EN’s advertisers, such as the creation of sponsored whitepapers and eBooks, conference show dailies and event guides, and native advertising. The content complements the award-winning editorial reporting of C&EN’s print magazine, which has a circulation of more than 150,000.
The C&EN Media Group seeks a Project Coordinator, C&EN BrandLab who thrives in a fast-paced setting and can own the management for multiple projects spanning across C&EN BrandLab’s product offerings and client portfolio. The Project Coordinator is an individual who has an eye for detail, impeccable organizational skills, and excels at balancing projects that can span across teams, clients and timelines. They will be responsible for delivering creative assets to clients on schedule and on budget at the high-level editorial and design quality for which C&EN BrandLab is known. In addition, the Project Coordinator will also work on marketing campaigns to promote C&EN Media Group’s product offerings, so creativity and flexibility are important in this role.
Reporting to the Account Manager of C&EN BrandLab, the Project Coordinator will serve as both a creative liaison and project manager, coordinating with internal and external creative stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will work with freelance designers to ensure advertisers’ brand guidelines are incorporated into the designs created for their C&EN BrandLab projects. The Project Coordinator, C&EN BrandLab also will be responsible for managing project timelines and will work with clients, editors, and freelance and in-house art and production teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget, and on brand. Given the number of stakeholders involved in every project, the Project Coordinator, C&EN BrandLab must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.
The successful candidate is a highly motivated professional responsible for maximizing the value of C&EN’s audience to science marketers by delivering excellent media products and services. The ideal candidate should have a firm grasp of how good-quality content requires time and attention and has to be able to work across many teams to deliver high-caliber content to clients. They are also a creative individual who can help identify new revenue-generating opportunities consistent with C&EN BrandLab operations.
Work with the Account Manager, C&EN BrandLab and freelance designers to develop creative assets. Coordinate sharing of art concepts and deliverables between freelance designers, internal teams, and clients.
Develop and implement comprehensive timelines and deliverable schedules for all C&EN BrandLab projects by working with C&EN BrandLab staff, freelance writers and clients. Work with Senior Editor and Account Manager of C&EN BrandLab and clients to define scope and content elements for creative assets.
Collaborate with all relevant teams of C&EN (production, creative, marketing, social media, etc.) to ensure projects and programs are delivered on time and on budget.
Lead status meetings with staff members and freelance designers, if needed, in an efficient and organized manner.
Monitor performance metrics (video/page views, engagement, event attendance, etc.) and compile reports as needed.
As needed, collaborate with Account Manager and Revenue Marketing Managers to develop and execute marketing campaigns and promotions for C&EN Media Group product offerings
Required Education & Experience
Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, or other relevant field of study required. Professional experience of 1-3 years in project management or marketing role in related publishing, ad agency, digital marketing, etc., are welcome. Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously and experience with client management is a plus. Position requires familiarity and experience with the Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, project management software and key social media platforms. Familiarity in working with creative projects and teams, as well as basic understanding of design programs is preferred. Along with a resume, tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to C&EN BrandLab.
About The American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of the chemical sciences.
With more than 152,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
ACS is dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”
This vision developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.